Wednesday 31 March 1971
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ewan McGregor and Pavel Bure.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) by The Temptations.
In UK Baby Jump by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits.
The Beguiled, directed by Donald Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while The Throne Of Saturn by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Return of Ultraman.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or The Oregon Trail.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 March 1971 ?
- Saint Cornelia
- CTsar Ch�vez Day - official holiday in five states and many cities across the U.S.
- Freedom Day in Malta.
- Saint Amos
- Saint Benjamin
- Blessed Hendrik Werner
- Saint Balbina of Rome
- New Jersey - Thomas Mundy Peterson Day.
- Ewan McGregor: Scottish actor who made a film debut in 1994, playing a bit part in Bill Forsyth's episodic "Being Human.
- Pavel Bure: Hockey Player.
- Demetris Assiotis: Greek-Cypriot footballer.
- Martin Atkinson: English footballer and referee.
- Paul Grayson: English cricketer.
- Craig McCracken: American animator producer and screenwriter
- Liselotte Liselot Beekmeyer: Dutch actress (Child Crying), dies at 31.
- William Calley sentenced to life for Mi Lai Massacre
- From Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA launches a rocket with Canadian ISIS-B satellite into space, to conduct twelve experiments studying the ionosphere.
- American Lieutenant William L Calley Jr sentenced to life for My Lai Massacre.
- South Africa national debt hits US$5.45 billion.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
- Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby McGee
- Carpenters - For All We Know
- Tom Jones - She's A Lady
- Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
- Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary
- The Partridge Family - Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted
- Sammi Smith - Help Me Make It Through The Night
- Andy Williams - (Where Do I Begin) Love Story
- Paul McCartney - Another Day
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